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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tambella, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. tambella

    tambella New Egg

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    Hello! My name is Tamara and I live in Southern Oregon in the beautiful Applegate area.I finally got baby chicks yesterday. I am so excited. I have wanted chickens for quite some time and it has finally come to fruition. I got six babies yesterday and plan to get six more next week. So far I have three Rhode Island Reds and three Black Sex Link. I plan to get a couple more breeds next week at the Grange. I want Americana's and possibly Cochin and Silkies. I am looking forward to seeing their personalities and enjoying my free range flock!

    Any advice about free range flocks would be appreciated. I live in the woods on hillside. I am also thinking about starting a compost in the same area.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. You should get lots of eggs from those Rhode Island Reds and Sex-links. Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers are great birds to have-- they lay plenty of pretty eggs too! Good luck with your chicken adventures!
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Good luck with your new babies! I can't free range my girls due to all the predators. You can lose some to predation when you free range.

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Tamara, welcome to BYC. Free ranging is great, but understand that eventually you will have predator problems. A well fortified pen will be needed at times.
     
  6. gander007

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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